A quiet ride away from the busier parts of the Lakes, taking in the little-known track over Floutern Pass and gentle trails above the lovely Loweswater. There's some pushing involved to cross the Pass!

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extreme exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Description

From the parking at Maggie's Bridge, follow the lonely valley of Mosedale up to a push past Floutern Tarn.

Be aware that in anything but dry conditions this can be boggy! A great descent drops you down to Ennerdale, where hilly single-track lanes bring you back through Lamplugh to some fine high level riding above Holme Wood and Loweswater and a steep old mine track descent to finish.